The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is inviting students to apply for the Erika Theron Trust Scholarship, for Postgraduate studies in the 2024/ 2025 academic year.

About the Erika Theron Trust Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship is specifically designed to support female students pursuing Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Work at UWC. By providing this scholarship, the Erika Theron Trust aims to empower women and enhance their opportunities in the field of social work, reflecting the Trust’s commitment to fostering education and professional growth.

As a leading national university, UWC seamlessly blends local insights with global perspectives in its academic mission. It is dedicated to advancing knowledge and academic excellence through top-tier teaching, learning, and research initiatives. UWC strives to maintain and celebrate South Africa’s diverse cultural heritage while actively engaging with the societal challenges and opportunities of today. The university’s overarching goal is to play a decisive role in building a just and vibrant society by enabling the brightest minds from across the nation to contribute meaningfully to the global community.

How to apply

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be female
  • You must have completed your first degree in Social Work at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)
  • You must be studying towards a Master’s or Doctoral qualification in Social Work at UWC
  • You must have a strong academic record.

Download and complete the Erika Theron Trust Scholarship Application Form 2024

Supporting Documentation

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Academic transcript (certified copy)
  • Degree qualification (certified copy)
  • Reference letter from your employer
  • Progress report, if applicable
  • Work Plan for the 2024 year
  • Letter of financial need or breakdown of expenses (optional)

Applications must be submitted via email to Mr Ebrain Johnson at the Financial Aid Office:

Closing date:

26 April 2024.
Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

The Erika Theron Trust Postgraduate Scholarship is more than just a financial aid opportunity; it is a beacon of hope for aspiring female social workers dedicated to making a difference in their communities. Applying for this scholarship could be the first step towards fulfilling your educational and professional ambitions at one of South Africa’s premier universities. Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your career in social work with the support of the Erika Theron Trust.